My passions include hiking, backpacking, running and the newest – biking, which might be more of an obsession right now. Mostly, I just like to be outside. Which is funny because I am currently living in NYC, where there is not as much outdoor adventure, but plenty of other adventures to tide me over until I take off again – though the next time will be by bike!
This blog is all about my adventures – the ones on concrete and the ones on the trail (and hopefully, soon, plenty from dirt roads!) – and anything else I encounter along the way.
Why Planet Aurora?
When I was first applying for a teaching position, I wrote a personal statement reflecting my teaching philosophy. I titled it “Teaching on Planet Aurora” – as I believe that the teaching and learning that happens in my classroom is pretty special. Planet Aurora has been full of laughter, inquiry, hands-on experiments and rigor.
I love teaching – love seeing students conquer their fears and grow into people. But, I also love learning about the world and finding out what is out there – conquering my own fears and growing as I learn. I started this blog to record my journeys over the 9 months I traveled, to Nepal, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
Over those 9 months, I climbed, hiked, and went on an amazing journey. And knew that it was simply not over.
So, grab a seat and read on…